Windows & .NET Magazine and SQL Server Magazine are pleased to announce the finalists of the Best of TechEd 2004 Awards in conjunction with TechEd 2004, which will be held May 23-28 in San Diego. Judging will occur during the TechEd exhibitor hall hours on May 24 and 25. The field included more than 260 entries in 10 categories. The Best of TechEd 2004 Awards judges, who are technical editors for Windows & .NET Magazine and SQL Server Magazine, will choose the winners during TechEd 2004. Windows & .NET Magazine and SQL Server Magazine will announce the winners at a private awards ceremony on May 26 and publicly announce the winners on May 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Windows & .NET Magazine booth #625 at TechEd 2004.

The finalists for the Best of TechEd 2004 Awards are:

Business Productivity Solutions
Infommersion -- Xcelsius
Interactive Intelligence Inc. -- Enterprise Interaction Central
Oracle Corporation -- Oracle Collaboration Suite

Data Management
Quest -- Quest Central for SQL Server
Red Gate Software -- SQL Compare
Xprime -- XPrime Database Accelerator

Developer Tools (Components and Middleware)
activePDF -- activePDF
ComponentOne -- ComponentOne Studio Enterprise
Data Dynamics -- ActiveReports for .NET

Developer Tools (Software)
Altova -- XMLSpy
Borland Software Corporation -- Borland Together Edition for Visual Studio.NET
Business Objects -- Crystal Reports
ProClarity -- ProClarity Analytics Platform

Management & Operations
Bindview Corporation -- bv-Admin for Windows
Hewlett-Packard -- AD Restore AddOn Tool
MetLinx, Inc. -- MetLinx Connector for MOM
Reflectent Software -- Edgesight 3.0
ScriptLogic Corporation -- Desktop Authority

Messaging
Active Voice, LLC. -- Reparte for Windows
Akonix Systems -- Akonix L7 Enterprise
Hypersoft Information Systems -- OmniAnalyser
Postini, Inc. -- Postini Perimeter Manager Enterprise Edition
Sherpa Software -- Mail Attender for Exchange Enterprise Edition

Mobile PCs & Devices
AT&T Wireless -- Audiovox 4100PPC
iAnywhere Solutions -- Avantgo Mobile Internet Services
Intellisync Corporation -- Intellisync Mobile Suite
JP Mobile, Inc. -- Surewave Enterprise Server

Security
BindView Corp. -- Vulnerability Management Suite
Configuresoft -- Security Update Manager
GFI Software -- GFI LANguard Security Scanner
NetIQ -- NetIQ Security Manager

Windows Infrastructure Solutions (Software)
FalconStor -- iSCSI Storage Server
NSI -- Double-Take
Network Appliance -- SnapManager (All versions) / Filers
NovaStor -- NovaNET-WEB
Polyserve, Inc. -- Matrix Server for Windows

Windows Infrastructure Solutions (Hardware)
Advanced Micro Devices -- AMD 64 Platform
EqualLogic, Inc. -- PeerStorage Array 100E
Hewlett-Packard -- Storageworks NAS
IronPort Systems -- C60 Gateway Appliance
LeftHand Networks -- LeftHand SAN